ERIC Number: ED095267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Consumer Education Curriculum Modules: A Spiral-Process Approach. Guide.
Murphy, Patricia D.; And Others
The introductory guide and the four related consumer education curriculum modules were developed by North Dakota State University in response to the U. S. Office of Education's request for materials to help learners function in their roles as consumers. The modules are adaptable to various content areas and for use with learners of varying abilities, ages (grades 9-14, adults; including elderly), and socioeconomic/cultural backgrounds. Designed with a process approach and a spiral organization, the modules will continue to remain useful regardless of changes in products, product standards, services, legislation, and regulations. Behavioral objectives and mastery of competencies are emphasized; inquiry, valuing, decision, and action have been identified as the primary processes for consumer competency. The introductory guide describes the development of the modules, field testing and revision, and adaptations for different groups. The included eight-page behavior inventory was developed to diagnose the level of the learner's behavior and attitudes. Approximately half of the document lists and describes the materials which the authors reviewed (curriculum guides, readings, periodicals and newsletters, evaluation guidelines, bibliographies, instructional units, learning packages, and teaching aids and materials) and offers additional sources of information. (EA)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Behavioral Objectives, Consumer Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, High School Students, Performance Criteria, Resource Materials, Spiral Curriculum
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (Stock Number 1780-01284, $17.75 for 5 volume set)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Univ., Fargo. Coll. of Home Economics.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota